Is Uno Black Bean Veggie Burger healthy?


By: Uno

40
CQ SCORE

440
CALORIES PER SERVING

63
INGREDIENTS

SALT

HIGH

SAT FAT

LOW

SUGAR

LOW

FIBER

HIGH

Macro Nutrient Breakdown

  • Carbs 44.5
  • Fat 36.6
  • Protein 18.8

+ Carbohydrate to Fiber Ratio Under 5:1 - lower rate is an effective measure of healthfulness

- Contains Added Sugars- the American Heart Association recommends no more than 24g daily for women and 36g for men

! High Sodium - the average American consumes more than twice the American Heart Association daily recommended 1,500 mg

- Highly Processed

+ Good Source of Fiber - the USDA cites fiber as underconsumed nutrient of public health concern

Macronutrient Score

Are the proteins, fats, and carbs in this food from the best sources?

25.1/35

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Fat Ratio: 36.6%
Fat Quality: 64.1 / 100.0
Carb Ratio: 44.5%
Carb Quality: 75.5 / 100.0
Protein Ratio: 18.8%
Protein Quality: 77.1 / 100.0
Refined Carb Ingredients - 10
Whole Carb Ingredients - 5

Micronutrient Score

Is this food nutritiously dense?

14.6/45.0

SCORE BREAKDOWN

Product Nutrient Density score: 6.4/10.0
Comparable Product: McDONALD'S, french fries
Comparable Product Nutrient Density score: 7.7/20.0
Plant score: 4.8/15.0
Sodium & Added Sugar Detractor: - 4.3

Ingredient Score

Is this food minimally processed?

0.0/20

SCORE BREAKDOWN

22 Processed Ingredients
41 Other Ingredients
2 Sugar / Equivalent Ingredients

63

INGREDIENTS

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Black Beans

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

The black turtle bean is a small, shiny variety of common beans, especially popular in Latin American cuisine, though it can also be found in Cajun and Creole cuisines of south Louisiana.

Salt

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Common salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride. Salt is essential for animal life, and saltiness is one of the basic human tastes. In general, Americans should limit daily sodium consumption to 2,300 milligrams, but this is an upper safe limit, not a recommended daily allowance.

Sugar P RG S

Sugar

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain
Added Sugar

DESCRIPTION

The generalized name for sweet, short-chains of soluble carbohydrates. The world produced about 168 million tonnes of sugar in 2011. The average person consumes about 24 kilograms (53 lb) of sugar each year (33.1 kg in industrialised countries), equivalent to over 260 food calories per person, per day. New FDA nutrition facts labels recommend no more than 50g of added sugars per day. Potential negative health effects of excess sugar consumption include addiction, Alzheimer's disease, changes in blood glucose levels, cardiovascular disease, hyperactivity, obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay.

Calcium Chloride

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Odorless powder which is the salt of calcium. Used as a firming agent and to flavor foods with a salty taste without increasing sodium levels.

Ferrous Gluconate

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DESCRIPTION

Ferrous Gluconate is a nutrient and can be used on ripe olives as a food coloring, making them black.

Brown Rice

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Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

unpolished rice with only the husk of the grain removed.

Roasted Onions

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DESCRIPTION

Textured Soy Protein Concentrate With Water

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DESCRIPTION

Textured Wheat Gluten With Water

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Roasted Green And Red Peppers

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DESCRIPTION

Roasted Corn

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DESCRIPTION

Diced Tomatoes

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Tomatoes are a glossy red, or occasionally yellow, pulpy edible fruit which is eaten as a vegetable or in salad.

Tomato Juice

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Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Tomato Juice description to be updated

Citic Acid

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DESCRIPTION

Corn Oil

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

An oil extracted from the germ of corn. Its main use is in cooking, where its high smoke point makes refined corn oil a valuable frying oil. Corn oil is generally less expensive than most other types of vegetable oils. Modern Western diets typically have ratios of omega-6 to omega-3 in excess of 10 to 1, some as high as 30 to 1, partly due to corn oil which has an omega-6 to omega-3 ratio of 49:1. The optimal ratio is thought to be 4 to 1 or lower.

Egg Whites

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DESCRIPTION

Unlike the yolk, which is high in lipids (fats), egg white contains almost no fat, and carbohydrate content is less than 1%. Egg whites contain just over 50% of the protein in the egg and fewer actual nutrients than the yolk.

Bulgur Wheat

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

Bulgur for Armenian consumption is usually sold parboiled and dried, with only a very small amount of the bran partially removed. Bulgur is recognized as a whole grain by the U.S.D.A. and the Whole Grains Council.

Green Chilies

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DESCRIPTION

Citric Acid

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

a sharp-tasting crystalline acid present in the juice of lemons and other sour fruits. It is made commercially by the fermentation of sugar and used as a flavouring and setting agent.

Calcium Caeseinate

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DESCRIPTION

Cornstarch

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Corn starch is refined (not whole grain) and is obtained from the endosperm of the kernel. Corn starch is a popular food ingredient used in processing.

Onion Powder

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Onion powder is made from dehydrated onions. It has a noticeable flavor but is low in sodium and can be a good substitute for salt. Onion powder is a source of calcium, potassium, and magnesium.

Spices

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DESCRIPTION

Nutrient labels do not always break out spice mixtures because of trade secrets.

Cilantro

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DESCRIPTION

coriander used as a seasoning or garnish:

Chipotle Peppers

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DESCRIPTION

Vinegar

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Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Vinegar is an alcoholic fluid allowed to sour that is primarily used to flavor and preserve foods. Vinegar contains few nutrients and few calories. Vinegar may provide health benefits if used to replace certain higher calorie alternatives.

Yeast Extract

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Yeast extract is commonly the name given to processed yeast products made through extraction and are used as a food additive to create savory flavors.

Dextrose P RG S

Dextrose

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Processed
Refined Grain
Added Sugar

DESCRIPTION

Dextrose is an added sugar made from corn regularly used by the food processing industry.

Garlic

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

a strong-smelling pungent-tasting bulb, used as a flavouring in cooking and in herbal medicine:

Corn Gluten

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DESCRIPTION

Wheat Gluten

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Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

On its own it is a very thick gelatinous substance that is extracted by making a wheat dough and washing away all the starch. It contributes to the structure and chewiness of bread. During baking of leavened breads it is the gluten network that traps carbon dioxide molecules causing it to rise. It is frequently added as a stabilizing agent in many foods.

Soy Protein

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

Soy protein is a protein that is isolated from soybean. It is made from soybean meal that has been dehulled and defatted.

Soybeans

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DESCRIPTION

Glycine max, commonly known as soybean in North America or soya bean, is a species of legume native to East Asia, widely grown for its edible bean which has numerous uses.

Wheat

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

a cereal which is the most important kind grown in temperate countries, the grain of which is ground to make flour for bread, pasta, pastry, etc.

Artificial And Natural Flavors

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

The FDA requires the term artificial flavor or artificial flavoring be applied for any substance, the function of which is to impart flavor, which is not derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar plant material, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation products thereof. Conversely, the term natural flavor or natural flavoring applies to any substance to impart flavor that is derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar plant material, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation products thereof.

Paprika

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

a powdered spice with a deep orange-red colour and a mildly pungent flavour, made from the dried and ground fruits of certain varieties of pepper.

Green Pepper Juice

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DESCRIPTION

Green Pepper Juice description to be updated

Jalapeno Peppers

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DESCRIPTION

Jalapeno is a medium-sized chili pepper pod type cultivar of the species Capsicum annuum. It is of mild to medium pungency, having a range of 1,000 to 20,000 Scoville units, depending on cultivar

Garlic Juice

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

a strong-smelling pungent-tasting bulb, used as a flavouring in cooking and in herbal medicine:

Lime Juice

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DESCRIPTION

the juice of limes:

Disodium Inosinate

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Processed

DESCRIPTION

A flavor enhancer/intensifier that is often used in conjunction with MSG and sometimes disodium guanylate (the latter combination is known as disodium 5'-ribonucleotides). It is a purine - a naturally occurring precursor to DNA and RNA - and is almost always derived from animal origin. Unlike disodium guanylate, disodium inosinate is completely ineffective without MSG.

Caramel Color

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Controversial

DESCRIPTION

Caramel color or caramel coloring is a water-soluble food coloring and one of the most widely used food colorings. It is widely approved for use in food globally but application and use level restrictions vary by country. California has listed a compound formed in the manufacture of Class III and IV caramel colors in the state's Proposition 65, thus legally including it in the category of chemicals "known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity".

Lactic Acid

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

a colourless syrupy organic acid formed in sour milk, and produced in the muscle tissues during strenuous exercise.

Oil Of Lemon

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DESCRIPTION

Hass Avocado

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DESCRIPTION

Tomato

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

a glossy red, or occasionally yellow, pulpy edible fruit which is eaten as a vegetable or in salad.

Onion

FUNCTIONS

Whole Grain

DESCRIPTION

a swollen edible bulb used as a vegetable, having a pungent taste and smell and composed of several concentric layers:

Jalapeno

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Unbleached Enriched Wheat Flour

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Niacin

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Vitamin B3. Used for colour retention agent.

Reduced Iron

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DESCRIPTION

A fine iron powder, typically obtained by treating ferric oxide with hydrogen and used as an additive in foods, medicines, etc.

Thiamine Mononitrate

FUNCTIONS

Added Vitamin

DESCRIPTION

Thiamine is part of the vitamin B group and is used for flour and food fortification.

Riboflavin

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DESCRIPTION

Riboflavin is part of the vitamin B group and is regularly used as a dietary supplement.

Folice Acid

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DESCRIPTION

Malted Barley Flour

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Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Malted Barley Flour is made from barley that is malted (e.g. barley that is allowed to germinate), steam-dried, hulled, then ground and sifted. It is usually made from the species of barley that has six rows of seed to it per head.

Egg Yolks

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

The chicken egg yolk is the major source of vitamins and minerals as well as cholesterol and saturated fat in eggs.

Soybean Oil

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Processed
Controversial

DESCRIPTION

Soybean oil is a vegetable oil extracted from the seeds of soybeans. The Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio is ~7:1. Health concerns have been expressed around the carcinogen N‐Nitrosodi-n-butylamine found in soybean oil.

Whole Eggs

FUNCTIONS

DESCRIPTION

Chicken eggs are widely used in many types of dishes, both sweet and savory, including many baked goods. Some of the most common preparation methods include scrambled, fried, hard-boiled, soft-boiled, omelettes and pickled.

Corn Syrup Solids

FUNCTIONS

Processed

DESCRIPTION

Corn syrup is a food syrup which is made from the starch of maize. It is used in foods to soften texture, add volume, prevent crystallization of sugar, and enhance flavor. High-fructose corn syrup is manufactured from corn syrup by converting a large proportion of its glucose into fructose.

Malt P RG

Malt

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

barley or other grain that has been steeped, germinated, and dried, used for distilling and vinegar-making.

Yeast P RG

Yeast

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

a microscopic fungus consisting of single oval cells that reproduce by budding, and capable of converting sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide.

Romaine Lettuce

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DESCRIPTION

Tomatoes

FUNCTIONS

Processed
Refined Grain

DESCRIPTION

Tomatoes description to be updated

Nutrition Label
Amt per Serving Daily Value1

Calories

440Kcal

22%

Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 2.5g 12%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 35mg 11%
Sodium 1140mg 76%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 18%
Dietary Fiber 12.0g 48%
Sugars 8g
Estimated Added Sugars 1g 3%
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 150mcg 10%
Vitamin C 6.0mg 10%
Calcium 100mg 10%
Iron 4.5mg 25%
1) Daily values adapted from new nutrition label that manufacturers must comply with by July 2018, found in the Food and Drug Administration�s Final Rule �Food Labeling: Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels,� pages 903�906 with the exception of added sugars and sodium based on American Heart Association recommendations
Source:
Micronutrient Profile of Comparable Product
Product: McDONALD'S, french fries - 71g - 229Kcal
Amt per Serving Daily Value1
Minerals
Magnesium 26mg 7%
Potassium 423mg 6%
Phosphorus 90mg 9%
Zinc 0mg 3%
Copper N/A N/A
Selenium N/A N/A
Vitamins
Carotenebeta N/A
Carotenealpha N/A
VitaminE 1mg 7%
VitaminD N/A N/A
Lycopene N/A
Luteinzeaxanthin N/A
Thiamin 0.1mg 7%
Riboflavin 0.0mg 0%
Niacin 2mg 12%
VitaminB6 0.3mg 15%
Folate N/A N/A
VitaminB12 N/A N/A
Choline N/A
VitaminK 11mcg 14%